Forum Post: RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION “Can you look me in the face and tell me you didn't vote for a War President?”
Posted 10 months ago on Jan. 20, 2013, 6:48 a.m. EST by KevinPotts
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HBO.com / Real Time with Bill Maher / Occupy Wall Street
[ Comment by Rainy concerning the Gun-Nut-Libertarians at ZeroHedge:]
“They hate democrats even more than you do, Kevin.” -Rainy Kincaid
[ Rainy is a party-loyal democrat who I have been chatting back and forth with for the past few years, even before the Movement started. She and practically Everyone else on the HBO Forum absolutely refuse to stop supporting The Corrupt-Two-Party-Duopoly. "We can't let the republicans win! We must always vote for the-lesser-of-two-evils!" -is their Mantra. Many of them claim to support the ideals of OWS, yet politically they are not much different than an echo-chamber of the Fake-Liberal Mainstream Media. I'm not exactly sure what she was trying to imply with her comment concerning the Gun-nut Libertarians, but this was My Reply: ]
Rainy, I do tend to vent my frustrations through posting sometimes, and I have gone overboard with it occasionally (though usually as a result of being provoked) but I don't "hate" Democrats, not in an undeserving, malicious way that the word "hate" by itself implies. "Hate" is not the correct word to describe it. The closest word to describe what I feel sometimes is Righteous Indignation. "Righteous indignation is typically a reactive emotion of anger over perceived mistreatment, insult, or malice. It is akin to what is called the sense of injustice. In some Christian doctrines, righteous indignation is considered the only form of anger which is not sinful, e.g., when Jesus drove the money lenders out of the temple. (Gospel of Matthew 21)." -Wiki
As you already know, I'm not a Christian in the "religious" sense, however I do respect much of the basic teachings that Jesus taught, concerning Empathy and Love for ALL People to be some of best moral teachings and ethics ever spoken of on this Earth. In that way I consider myself to be more Christian than most "Christians" (at least more Christian than most of the "Christians" I myself have ever personally witnessed or encountered, but then again, my world has always been a small world and I have witnessed and suffered through much evil in my world, so maybe it's more of a personal experience/perception kind of thing ). Far from perfect and far from "a saint" by any means, but I feel my ideology is firmly grounded in a Great place. And if I had more power to do more good -- I would.
I understand that you don't really know me, you only know me through what I say here and through what I post on this board, you don't know what all I've been through in my life, you don't know what all I'm going through right now, you don't know what it's like to be me everyday, you couldn't possibly know. But you should know me well enough already by now to know that I don't just "hate" Democrats, it's unfair and misjudging to even say that. What I hate (in a righteous indignation kind of way) is Evil Itself. And to me there is no question about it, that Democrats and Republicans Both support (and are directly responsible for) A-Whole-HELL-Of-A-Lot-Of-It.
Can you look me in the face and tell me you didn't vote for a War President? Understand, I know exactly what it's like to be a brainwashed Soldier willing to blindly die for my country, to be willing to have my life unjustifiably wasted and thrown away like cannon fodder in the desert over some bullshit that should have never happened in the first place. You don't. You only know what it's like to be willing to vote for a War President who would do that to me (the me I used to be). Understand, I had the courage to face desertion charges and to go to prison if I had to -to keep them from turning me into a monster. The strength of my convictions were that strong. Yet you (and Half of this country) couldn't even find the courage to stop supporting a War President. How do you think that makes me feel?
When Bush Did What Obama's Doing, Were You Mad? (FLYER) http://stpeteforpeace.org/obama.html
Damn-straight it makes me mad and filled with righteous indignation and I sometimes lose my temper and cuss somebody out about it. But I don't really "hate" you for it. I do not wish evil upon people. I wish people would stop supporting evil. And I wish people would stop trying to justify it through party-loyal politics like this is all just some fucking game. I admit, I've developed a sarcastic, cynical personality here. I try to keep things humorous, yet balanced with seriousness as best I can. But when someone doesn't give a shit about me or this country or the rest of the world, I tend to not really give a fuck if I hurt their feelings about that or not. Maybe that's something I need to work on, controlling my temper on a chat board. But even more so, Maybe Everyone Should Stop Supporting Evil, Death And Destruction Like Dangerously Retarded Dumb-Asses? You should be ashamed of yourself! -America! And I'm here to help everyone out with that. Consider this an Intervention :-)
-Kevin Potts 6:42 AM Jan 19 2013